Tabor athletes and teams recognized for academics

Nine Tabor College athletes have received national recognition for their academic and athletic achievements in their respective sports.

Basketball—Three members of Tabor’s men’s basketball team have received recognition from the National Association of Basketball Coaches as members of the 2016-17 NABC Honors Court as announced last week.

Criteria for selection include being an academic junior or senior varsity player with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Students must have been enrolled for a minimum of one year at their school, and compete for an NCAA or NAIA institution with a coach who is a member of the NABC.

Bluejays receiving recognition are senior Cody May, a business administration major; and juniors Jordan Horstick (psychology) and Kyle Huxman (business administration).

In all, 13 KCAC athletes received recognition.

Football—Two members of Tabor’s football team have received recognition as members of the 2017 National Football Founda­tion & College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society.

To qualify for membership, football athletes from all divisions must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 throughout their collegiate career. Athletes must also be starters or significant contributors in their final year of eligibility and achieve all mandated progress toward degree requirements.

Bluejays receiving recognition are defensive lineman Mike Andrews and defensive back Michael Griffin.

Andrews and Griffin are two of eight KCAC athletes to receive honors on the 1,103-player list. Ottawa and Saint Mary each had three athletes recognized.

Swimming—Four members of Tabor’s swim team have received recognition from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America on its Scholar All-America team as announced last month.

To qualify for selection, students must have a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and be a participant in either an NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championship.

Bluejays receiving recognition are Aleya Hill, Mariana Nassuno Alves, Michal Parris and Kelly Smith.

As a team, the Bluejay women received Scholar All-America recognition for achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher last spring. Tabor led all NAIA women’s teams with a GPA of 3.61.

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